Choosing the Right Care Provider for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

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When your loved one requires a greater level of Alzheimer’s care than your family can provide, it is time to look for an assisted living location. It can be difficult to choose the right Alzheimer’s care provider. Evaluate several assisted living locations in your area, and compare their attributes to determine where your loved one would feel most comfortable and receive the highest quality of care.

Ensuring Safety
Safety is a top priority when choosing a care provider for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. An assisted living location that provides adequate security will prevent your loved one from wandering off and getting in harm’s way. However, ensuring safety should not mean confining the residents to cramped quarters. Look for a location that offers secured outdoor areas, such as patios and backyards, in addition to comfortable and safe rooms.

Evaluating the Setting
Although nursing homes are plentiful, individuals with Alzheimer’s require a different approach than those available at traditional nursing homes. Individuals with Alzheimer’s can become overwhelmed or even frightened in an institutional setting. These large buildings tend to feature long hallways, harsh lights, and multiple doors, which can confuse your loved one. Instead, look for an Alzheimer’s care provider that offers private rooms in a comfortable, home-like setting.

Considering Available Activities
High-quality Alzheimer’s care locations provide their residents with numerous opportunities for social engagement. Not only do these activities improve your loved one’s quality of life; studies have shown that social engagement can delay cognitive decline. Find a location with activities your loved one will enjoy, such as baking and gardening.

The highly trained Alzheimer’s care specialists at Avalon Residential Care Homes pride themselves in maintaining a comfortable, friendly, and safe environment for our residents. We offer exceptional Alzheimer’s care in a home-like setting to give each resident privacy and dignity. To schedule a visit to our assisted living locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, call (214) 752-7050.